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[25 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Egg-Stravaganza Easter ‘Egg’ Hunts Planned for Disney Parks in April

Disney Parks has an egg-citing Easter-themed adventure planned for guests in April.
Beginning April 10 and running through April 20, guests at Disney California Adventure, Epcot, and Disneyland will have a chance to search for special hidden “eggs” that are themed after Disney characters.
Guests at the participating parks will be using a special Egg-stravaganza map during their “egg hunts.” While they explore the parks and hunt for the character “eggs” they can record their findings on the maps using special corresponding stickers.
The maps and stickers can be purchased for $4.95 plus …

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[25 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Global Sing-Along Planned for Celebration of 50th Anniversary of ‘it’s a small world’

The iconic Disney Parks attraction ‘it’s a small world’ is celebrating its 50th anniversary this spring with a global sing-along.
On April 10 guests and cast members from the Disney Parks around the world will unite to sing the theme song from the attraction. Participating parks include Disneyland Resort in California, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Tokyo Disney Resort, Disneyland Paris, and Hong Kong Disneyland.
Disney recently launched the website SmallWorld50.com as a hub of music and harmony, where guests can record videos of themselves singing the theme song from ‘it’s …

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[24 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hosting a ‘Peeptastic’ Easter Week

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel is hosting a week of special Easter events next month.
The resort is offering a special Easter week rate for the week of April 16-23, in addition to giving guests a chance to take part in special Easter-themed activities.
When guests check in at the hotels they’ll be treated to complimentary samples of PEEPS marshmallow candies. The Easter Bunny will also be making the rounds at the hotels handing out more PEEPS candy.
The chefs at the Swan and Dolphin will be creating special menu …

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[24 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Mark Hamill Set to Appear for the First Time at 2014 Star Wars Weekends

Luke Skywalker is making plans to attend Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
For the first time since the event started, Mark Hamill – a.k.a. Luke Skywalker – is scheduled to attend the event as a celebrity guest.
Hamill will be at Star Wars Weekends on Weekend IV (June 6-8), and fans will have a chance to see him in the daily “Legends of the Force” motorcade. He will also be part of a featured talk show during the weekend.
More details about Hamill’s appearances are set to be released before Star …

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[23 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Details Announced for Pirates of the Caribbean Attraction and Pirate-Themed Land at Shanghai Disneyland

Captain Jack Sparrow is headed to Shanghai Disneyland.
At the March 18 annual meeting of shareholders for The Walt Disney Company, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced plans for the first-ever Pirates-themed land at a Disney Park and a Pirates of the Caribbean attraction for the Shanghai Disney Resort.
“Pirates of the Caribbean is one of the most iconic attractions in our parks, and we really couldn’t imagine Shanghai Disneyland without Pirates,” Iger said. “We wanted to create a one-of-a-kind experience that would appeal to our Chinese guests while remaining true …

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[22 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disneyland Resort Announces April 2014 Merchandise Events

The Disneyland Resort has released the latest information for the April merchandise events.
The month starts with an artist signing with Jason Bahret, Sean D’Anconia, and Christopher Uminga at the WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District on April 5 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m..
On April 5-6, Katie Kelly will be part of a special artist showcase at Disneyana on Main Street U.S.A. from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. She will be showcasing her latest work, including Into the Forest.
Also on April 5 and 6, artist Ben Burch …

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[21 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
New Muppets Pins Arriving at Disney Parks as ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ Hits Theaters

Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted arrives in theaters on March 21, and Disney is releasing a set of pins to celebrate the film’s release.
One of the new pins features Animal playing the drums. The pin features the wording “Wild One” and has a silver chain embellishment from Animal to his drums.
This open edition pin released at the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort on March 6.
The other pin in the release features the grumpy duo of Statler & Waldorf with the wording “Old…it sure beats dead.” This is also an …

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[21 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
2014 Disney Trade Celebration Scheduled for September at Walt Disney World Resort

The 2014 Disney Trade Celebration is scheduled for September 5-7 at the World ShowPlace in Epcot.
The Imagination Gala – A Magic Carpet Event is a celebration of the “best of” Disney films, storytelling, characters, and attractions. The honorees are given an Imagination Award that features a Golden Figment.
This year’s event features two packages – a Pin Trading Showcase and a Vinylmation Showcase.
The Pin Trading Showcase is September 5-6 from 9:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. both days. The event admission is $140 0and includes an opportunity to pre-purchase themed event merchandise, …

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[20 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
New Disney Vera Bradley Design to Launch during Perfect Petals Brunch at Epcot’s World ShowPlace in May

Disney has announced that a new Disney Vera Bradley design will be launched this spring.
The “Mickeys Perfect Petals” design is debuting during “A Perfect Petals Brunch featuring the Disney Collection by Vera Bradley” at World ShowPlace on Sunday, May 4.
The brand new design features spring colors and hidden Mickeys, and will be available in several popular forms in addition to new options such as the campus backpack and tablet hipster.
Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, co-founder of Vera Bradley will be at the brunch to share stories about the company and her mother.
Admission …

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[20 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Pixar Animation Studios is Developing ‘Cars 3’ and a Sequel to ‘The Incredibles’

Lightning McQueen and Mr. Incredible are headed back to the big screen.
It was announced at this week’s annual meeting of The Walt Disney Company shareholders and D23 Members that Pixar Animation Studios is developing a third installment in the Cars franchise in addition to a sequel to Brad Bird’s The Incredibles.
The original Cars was released in 2006 while the sequel, Cars 2, was released in 2011. Disneytoon Studios released a spinoff – Planes – last year. This summer, Planes: Fire & Rescue hits the big screen.
Cars 3 will be developed …